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Vol. 03, Issue No. 23 June 07, 2019.

India Perspectives

India Perspectives is the flagship publication of the Ministry of External Affairs. Richly illustrated, this magazine provides our readers with an insight into India’s culture and tradition along with elements of contemporary India. Click here to read more‌. Ministry of External Affairs, India

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Bicycling Event (June 03, 2019) Consulate General of India, Vancouver organized a Bicycling Event on the World Bicycle Day near the David Lam park, Yaletown, Vancouver and was concluded at the English Bay Beach in Vancouver as a part of ongoing yearlong celebrations of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhiji’s message of sustainability was publicized through this event.

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Tree Plantation (June 05, 2019) Consulate General of India, Vancouver planted trees at Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Surrey on the occasion of World Environment Day. Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi along with Consul CPV Mr. H. Venkatachalam, Consul Commerce & HOC Mr. Manjish Grover and Mr. Nikunj Nayak attended the event. Temple President Mr. Satish Goyal and other Board Members were present on the occasion.

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BHEL Tender for Supply of MMS Superstructures for 1.7MW Solar PV Plant at Sukhi Swaniya, Indian Railway at Bhopal (RFQ SPKSCPV036) Ref.- RFQ SPKSCPV036 Dt. 03.06.2019 Due Dt. 10.06.2019 (E-tender) Item- Supply of MMS Superstructures for 1.7MW Solar PV Plant at Sukhi Swaniya, Indian Railway at Bhopal. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Electronics Division, Bangalore has the requirement above mentioned item. In this regard, BHEL has floated an open tender on 03.06.2019. The complete tender document (comprising of technical specification, forms to be filled up, terms / conditions, instructions for tender submission etc.) has been uploaded to following websites 1. 2. 3.

BHEL EPS website - https://bhel.abcprocure.com/EPROC/. http://www.bhel.com/tender/view_tender.php?tenderid=46683 https://eprocure.gov.in/epublish/app tender id - 2019_BHEL_443863_1

Kindly note that the tender is due on 10.06.2019, 13:00:00 Hrs. Please submit your offer on e-tender portal https://bhel.abcprocure.com/EPROC/

Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India Ganga Dussehra (June 12, 2019) Ganga Dussehra is dedicated to Goddess Ganga and it falls on Dashami Tithi or the tenth day of the bright half of the moon in the month of Jyaistha as per the Hindu calendar. Rishi Bhagirath took many years meditating to convince Ganga to come on earth. This is the day on which the sacred river Ganga descended on earth from heaven. So, this festival is also known as Gangavataran which means the descent of the Ganga. This festival is celebrated for ten days beginning on the Amavasya and ends on the shukla dasami. This corresponds to month of May or June according to the Gregorian calendar. Ganga who is regarded as a celestial river descending from heaven is the most sacred river in India and a holy dip in Ganga can purge all type of sins. This festival is celebrated with great fervour in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The sacred river to Hindus Ganga holds a special place for the Indian. Ganga is considered as the most holy and sacred rivers in India. This river is worshipped, with a belief that Goddess Ganga can wash away all sins of mankind. The name Dussehra comes from Dus which means ten and Hara which connotes defeat. Thus, it is believed that praying on this day can help you attain salvation from 10 sins. Ganga Dussehra is celebrated at major ghats of India such as Varanasi, Allahabad, Garh-Mukteshwar, Prayag, Haridwar and Rishikesh. Amidst hundreds and thousands of pilgrims, the priests perform aartis to goddess Ganga. All one can hear is the pilgrims and pundits praising and singing goddess Ganga. Visit https://www.hellotravel.com/events/ganga-dussehra for more information...

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News from/of India 1. We Must Connect Ourselves With The Environment: PM Modi On the World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to plant more saplings for a better future. "We are born and brought up in such an environment where nature is treated as God. We must think of ways of making the planet more clean and green. The rainy season is coming, therefore, I urge you all not to only plant a sapling but also make arrangements for its care so that it can grow in the coming years. We all must connect ourselves with the environment," PM Modi said in a video posted on Twitter. In the same post, wrote "Our Planet and Environment is something we all cherish greatly. Today on World Environment Day, we reiterate our commitment to ensure a cleaner planet. Read more… (NDTV, Updated: June 05, 2019 11:47 IST)

2. India's first zero-waste grocery store

3. India to become fifth largest economy globally this year; second in APAC region by 2025: IHS Markit India is forecast to overtake the UK to become the world's fifth largest economy this year and projected to surpass Japan to feature at the second position in the Asia-Pacific region by 2025, IHS Markit said Monday. In a report on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP party's victory in the national elections, it said the economic outlook "looks positive" for the second term of Modi government, with GDP growth forecast to average around 7 percent per year over the 2019-2023 period. Read more… (First Post, Tuesday, 4th June 2019, 10:30 am)

4. Former President of India Pratibha Patil conferred Mexico's highest civilian honour Former President of India Pratibha Patil has been conferred the "Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca" (Order of the Aztec Eagle) - the highest civilian award of Mexico given to foreigners, here on Saturday. The Ambassador of Mexico to India, Melba Pria, conferred the award on Patil - who created history as this country's first woman President (2007-2012), at a special ceremony held in the MCCIA Bhavan, Pune. Read more… (Gulf News, Saturday, 1st June 2019, 7:45 am)

5. How India’s First Woman Architect Blazed a Trail With Her Work on Chandigarh! Located at the foothills of Shivalik Range, Chandigarh city is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the 20th century, and legendary French architect Le Corbusier is often credited with planning and designing it. However, standing alongside Le Corbusier, were other visionaries like Pierre Jeanneret, Maxwell Fry, Jane Drew, and India’s first qualified woman architect Urmila Eulie Chowdhury. Read more… (TBI, Rinchen Norbu Wangchuk, June 6, 2019, 4:19 pm)

6. Stories from Kashmir Series - Kani Shawl The handicrafts of Kashmir have always been popular all over the world since centuries. Among them one unique craft is Kani Shawl.

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